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If all goes as planned, Alameda swimmers could welcome the year 2024 with a sparkling new place to swim. The city and the Alameda Unified School District recently signed an agreement to build a $12 million swim center. The new facility would open either on the site of the Emma Hood Swim Center at Alameda Avenue and Oak Street or on the site of Thompson Field at Clement Avenue and Walnut Street.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is searching for two suspects involved in an alleged burglary at the Safeway at South Shore Center Thursday, July 11.

The theft occurred around 12:23 p.m. The two suspects, a Caucasian man and woman, stole merchandise from supermarket after creating a diversion with an explosive device. The male suspect threw a firecracker in the refrigerated beer section of the store. 

The subsequent tiny explosion created enough of a diversion for the female suspect to flee the store with a shopping cart full of groceries.

Developer hosts Alameda Point groundbreak ceremony

Last Thursday, July 11, the City of Alameda, along with Eden Housing and Alameda Point Partners (APP), broke ground at Alameda Point Senior Apartments, a 60-unit affordable rental community for seniors age 62 and older located at Alameda Point’s Site A. According to Stephanie Hill, a spokesperson for APP, the Alameda Point Senior Apartments will be among the first buildings constructed as part of the larger Alameda Point Site A development. 

The congregation calls her their Dog Whisperer. Barbara Snethen, one of the Certified Prayer Chaplains at the Home of Truth Spiritual Center, not only prays with congregants, but she’s got the spirit when it comes to calming and blessing various canines in the community.

A pet-friendly congregation, The Home of Truth knows how important animal companions are for physical, emotional and spiritual health. For many, pets are a significant way to experience the Divine in everyday life.   

Resident initiates process for Councilmember’s recall

The Alameda Sun sent a request to the Alameda County District Attorney’s office for a copy of the recording of the meeting between former City Manager Jill Keimach and Councilmembers Malia Vella and Jim Oddie.

The request was made to Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick. Drenick said she has received several requests for a copy of the recording of the meeting. The Sun earlier requested the tape from the Alameda County Grand Jury, but were rebuffed.